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Brain development is like building a house: having a strong foundation matters! From the moment we are born we start to develop simple connections that are the building blocks for more complex development later. That is why the first 1,000 days of life are so important—it is the foundation for future development.
As parents we can help our children develop the social, language, and emotional skills needed for healthy brain development.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have outlined the “5 Rs” of early education to help parents give their children a healthy start and prepare them for academic success in the future.
According to the AAP, the 5Rs are: